Weekly One Liner Current Affairs 16 to 23 May 2022

May Weekly One Liner Current Affairs Part 3

Every government exam including SBI PO, SBI Clerk, IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, LIC, SSC, Railways, and other competitive exams, has general awareness / current affairs section.

The general awareness / current affairs section is a major deciding factor in competitive exams now-a-days.

We provide weekly one-liner current affairs for any forthcoming exam that contains a General Awareness section. You will get benefited from our weekly one-liner current affairs in all the upcoming examinations, as we cover most of the topics.

The weekly one-liner current affairs summarise the most important news from the previous week in one line.

We’ve provided the weekly one-liner current affairs below to assist you prepare for the general awareness / current affairs for upcoming examinations and stay updated on current events.

National News

  • Skill India International Centre will be set up at Varanasi
  • NITI Aayog launched National Data & Analytics Platform
  • Amit Shah inaugurated National Cyber Forensic Laboratory in Hyderabad
  • Ramgarh Vishdhari Wildlife Sanctuary in Rajasthan notified as 52nd tiger reserve of India
  • India hosted key “SCO’s Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure” anti-terror meet
  • Punjab Chief Minister launched ‘Lok Milni’ scheme for redressal of public complaints
  • Kerala will launch India’s 1st state-owned OTT Platform named ‘CSpace’
  • Tamil Nadu named Nanjarayan Tank as 17th bird sanctuary
  • India overtook Germany to become 4th largest vehicle market
  • Centre announced formation of Cotton Council of India under chairmanship of Suresh Bhai Kotak
  • Assam Rifles inked MoU with Axis Bank and National Integrity and Educational Development Organisation (NIEDO) to establish Centre of Excellence and Wellness
  • Ashwini Vaishnaw inaugurated National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT) Centre in Leh, Ladakh
  • BRICs’ New Development Bank opened India’s regional office in Gujarat’s GIFT City
  • Third Advance Estimates for Production of Major Crops 2021-22 released
  • National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) approved Rs 660 crores Water Infrastructure Projects
  • Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated North East Research Conclave 2022 at IIT-Guwahati
  • Piyush Goyal will lead Indian delegation at the WEF in Davos

International News

  • World’s longest suspension bridge “Sky Bridge 721” opened in Czech Republic
  • Bhagwant Khuba delivered a keynote address on “India’s Solar Energy Market” at Intersolar Europe 2022
  • Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan appointed new President of UAE
  • Nepal & India signed six MoUs and agreements related to education and hydropower sectors
  • England’s Kenton Cool became 1st foreigner to scale Mount Everest 16 times
  • Hassan Sheikh Mohamud elected as new President of Somalia
  • Elisabeth Borne appointed as prime minister of France
  • World bank sanctioned USD 350 million for SRESTHA-G project of Gujarat
  • Nirmala Sitharaman chaired 7th annual meeting of Board of Governors of NDB
  • EAM S Jaishankar participated in BRICS Foreign Ministers Meeting, hosted by China
  • World’s 1st Urban Airport Pop-up ‘Air One’ for flying cars & drones opened in UK
  • World Bank announced USD 30 billion fund for food security crisis
  • World’s Highest Weather Station installed on Everest
  • Anthony Albanese sworn in as Australia’s 31st PM
  • Jose Ramos-Horta sworn in as president of East Timor
  • India and Jordan signed MoU for cooperation in fertiliser sector

Banking and Financial

  • RBI imposed 59 lakh penalty on KEB Hana Bank
  • PAN, Aadhaar now mandatory for cash deposits, withdrawals above 20 lakh
  • SpiceJet partnered with Axis Bank to launch co-branded credit card
  • RBI restricted withdrawals from savings, current accounts of Shankarrao Pujari Nutan Nagari Sahakari Bank
  • RBI permitted lending by Commercial Banks to NBFCs & SFBs to NBFC-MFIs, for the purpose of on-lending to priority sectors
  • Adani Group to buy Ambuja Cements, ACC for $10.5 bn from Holcim
  • WPI-based inflation in India rose to 3-decade high at 15.08% in April
  • Frauds in PSBs declined by 51% to Rs 40,295 crores FY22
  • Ruchi Soya acquired Patanjali Ayurveds Food Business for Rs 690 crores
  • Emirates Telecom bought 9.8% stake in Vodafone for $4.4 billion
  • PNB MetLife launched India’s 1st dental health insurance plan
  • SEBI notified rules in order to strengthen regulatory framework for Collective Investment Scheme (CIS)
  • S&P projected India’s growth forecast for FY23 to 7.3%
  • RBL Bank tied up with Amazon Pay to offer UPI payment services
  • UN projected India’s GDP growth at 6.4% in 2022-23
  • RBI approved Rs 30,307 crores dividend payment to centre for FY22
  • Paytm announced a JV ‘Paytm General Insurance Ltd’, plans to invest ₹950 crores in 10 years
  • Phonepe will acquire wealth management platforms Wealthdesk & OpenQ
  • India recorded all-time high FDI inflow of $83.57 bn in 2021-22
  • IDBI Bank will sell 25% stake in Ageas Federal Life Insurance for Rs 580 crores

Appointment and Resignation

  • Vijayalakshmi Swaminathan appointed as Chief People Officer of Pine Labs
  • Rajiv Ranjan and Sitikantha Pattanaik appointed as the executive directors of the RBI
  • SS Mundra appointed as Chairman of BSE Ltd
  • Kamal Bawa elected to U.S. National Academy of Sciences
  • B Govindarajan appointed as new CEO of Royal Enfield
  • Naveen Srivastava appointed as new envoy to Nepal
  • Sunil Arora appointed as non-executive chairman of Gram Unnati
  • Gopal Vittal reappointed as MD and CEO of Bharti Airtel
  • Anil Baijal resigned as Lieutenant Governor of Delhi
  • Interglobe Aviation named Pieter Elbers as new CEO of IndiGo
  • Aruna Singh given additional charge as CMD of RailTel Corporation of India Limited (RCIL)
  • Salil Parekh re-appointed MD & CEO of Infosys
  • Vijay Shekhar Sharma re-appointed as MD and CEO of Paytm
  • IFS Vivek Kumar appointed as new Private Secretary to Prime Minister Modi
  • PN Vasudevan stepped down as MD & CEO of Equitas Small Finance Bank

Awards

  • Cameroonian activist Cécile Ndjebet won 2022 Wangari Maathai Forest Champions’ Award
  • Ajay Piramal awarded Commander of the Order of the British Empire
  • Wesley Morgan won William E. Colby award for his book ‘The Hardest Place’
  • Geniusenergy Critical Innovation Pvt Ltd won the Start-up of the Year award at Amazon Smbhav Entrepreneurship Challenge 2022
  • Anjali Pandey won CII EXCON Committed Leader Award

Defence

  • Defence Minister inducted 2 indigenously built Frontline Warships INS Surat & INS Udaygiri into Indian Navy
  • CSIR-NAL successfully completed engine relight test of India’s 1st indigenous trainer Aircraft HANSA-NG
  • DRDO & Indian Navy successfully test-fired first indigenous naval anti-ship missile
  • 4th India-Bangladesh Navy Bilateral CORPAT exercise commenced in Northern Bay of Bengal

Science

  • Railway Ministry approved 8.34 crores collaborative project with IIT Madras on Hyperloop technology

Sports

  • India beat Indonesia to won maiden Thomas Cup 2022
  • South Korea defeated China to won Uber Cup 2022
  • Italian Open 2022: Novak Djokovic & Iga Swiatek won men’s and women’s singles title
  • 2021 Summer Deaflympics: India won 8 golds, 1 silver and 7 bronze; Ukraine topped
  • Nikhat Zareen won gold in 52kg category at Women’s World Boxing Championships 2022
  • Germany’s Eintracht Frankfurt won UEFA Europa Football League title
  • Max Verstappen won Spanish Grand Prix 2022
  • Odisha won 12th Hockey India Senior Women’s National Championship title 2022
  • Manchester City won 2021-22 Premier League Football championship

Book and Author

  • A new novel ‘A Place Called Home’, authored by Preeti Shenoy

Important day

  • 16 May 2022 (Day of the Full Moon in the month of Vaisakh (April/May)): Buddha Purnima or Vesak Day
  • 16 May: International Day of Light
  • 16 May: International Day of Living Together in Peace
  • 17 May: World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (Theme 2022: “Digital technologies for Older Persons and Healthy Ageing”.)
  • 16 May 2022: Sikkim’s 47th statehood day
  • 16 May: National Dengue Day
  • 17 May: World Hypertension Day (Theme 2022: Measure Your Blood Pressure Accurately, Control It, Live Longer.)
  • 18 May: World AIDS Vaccine Day
  • 18 May: International Museum Day (Theme 2022: ‘The Power of Museums’.)
  • 17 May: International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (Theme 2022: “Our Bodies, Our Lives, Our Rights”.)
  • 20 May: World Bee Day (Theme 2022: ‘Bee Engaged: Celebrating the diversity of bees and beekeeping systems’)
  • 20 May 2022 (third Friday of May): National Endangered Species Day (Theme 2022: “Recovering key species for ecosystem restoration”.)
  • 20 May: World Metrology Day (Theme 2022: Metrology in the Digital Era.)
  • 21 May: Anti-Terrorism Day
  • 21 May: World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
  • 21 May: International Tea Day
  • 21 May 2022 (third Saturday of May): US Armed Forces Day
  • 22 May: International Day for Biological Diversity (Theme 2022: “Building a shared future for all life.”)
  • 23 May: International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

Obituary

  • Noted Sanskrit scholar Padma Shri Bhagirath Prasad Tripathi passed away

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